I couldn’t remember all that much about the book before watching this movie, but as I was watching bits and pieces started coming back to me. I didn’t have high hopes but I actually really enjoyed it. I even cried!
I thought Zoey was an okay choice to play Sam. She’s not the strongest actress, but she was one of the better ones in both Ringer and Vampire Academy (although for VA the bar was low. So low.) so I didn’t hate the casting. She did a good job with Sam. I loved her relationship with her little sister. It came across really well on screen and it made me ABSOLUTELY SOB. Partly because Sam’s sister reminded me so much of my own.
Lindsay was one of my favourites. You dislike her a lot, but then you realise that she’s been going through some stuff and, as a teenager, that shit has an affect on you. That doesn’t mean that I condone her actions or her bullying, but it explains a lot and it makes you think.
I have to say that I really didn’t like Juliet. The actress was, in my opinion, cringe-worthy and horrendous. Her crying and shouting was awful and if all of the acting had been like that I’d have switched it off.
Like I said, it has been seven years since I read the book and I can’t remember too much about it. I think the movie is good on its own, and from what I can recall of the book the cast and crew have done a really good job at adapting it.
- The whole Groundhog Day concept.
- Sam’s relationship with her sister because *CRIES* it was wonderful and precious.
- Sam slowly changing for the better.
- Juliet. JFC.